Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 26th, 2014

Hey Family!
I can't believe that I am no longer a teenager. Time has flown by so fast. I had such an awesome Birthday on Saturday. I started off my day with a awesome gift from my companion. He made me a giant poster that said, ¨Happy Birthday Elder Thorpe.¨ I was super stoked about that. Later we went to the curch for our baptism! I was super happy to be able to have a baptism on my birthday! It was quite an interesting baptism, Manuela (our investigator) had quite a bit of fear of baptism. They tried to baptize her about 11 times but either her legs kept popping up or her head wouldn't go all the way down. So I went and changed to help with the baptism. So Elder Borgel baptized her and I kept her legs down so they wouldnt pop up. Afterward we all celebrated my birthday with Cake and Juice! haha It was such an awesome day. I was just glad I could help another daughter of God get through the door that we must enter!

And this is my gospelrepentance and baptism by water, andthen cometh the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost, even theComforter, which showeth all things, and teacheth the peaceablethings of the kingdom.

-D&C 39:6

Thank you all for all the birthday wishes! You all are amazing and I miss you all!

Love Elder Thorpe

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 19th, 2014

Hola Familia,
Como estan todos? Well I can't believe that I'm turning 20 this week.  Time has flown by so fast. I'm super excited to be having the baptism this week. My companion says he's going to do something for me, not sure what I'm kind of nervous. haha Oh but he taught me how to do rubix cube, so I feel pretty cool now!

We're helping the area progress a ton. On Sunday we had tons of less actives come back to church. We were super happy to see them all and with their families as well. I have been loving this area.

So I am still going pretty good with my lectura in the Book of Mormon. The best part is everytime I read I find somthing new, and the new things I find apply perfectly with our investigadors, and less actives. Its making me feel so good about my studies.

Well I love you all and hope you have such a great week.

Happy Aniversary MOM AND DAD!!!

Love Elder Thorpe

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 5th, 2014

So I'm super happy you got the package! If you want you can give her the boots for Christmas or whenever. Do you like them? Also yes the tie is for Austin he has to wear it every fast sunday because I have the same time and I'm going to wear mine every fast Sunday! Also for the Book of Mormon, It's for Austin to give away on his mission, but I want him to really pray about who he will give it to.

I am super excited for Mothers day! I can't wait to talk to you all and share experiences we have had over these last 5 months. If I forget to say it to you mom, FELIZ DIA MAMÁ! And to all the other moms back at home I wish you a verry happy Mothers Day!

So I can't believe I am almost not a teenager. Its kind of weird to think about really. Time has flown by so fast it's almost too hard to imagine. One thing I was studying this week that I really liked was Alma 34 (probably one of my favorite chapters now)! I love verse 34... 34 Ye cannot say, when yare brought to that awful acrisisthat will repent, that will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this;for that same spirit which doth bpossess your bodies at the time that ygo out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternaworld.

This week we had quite a bit of work, visiting our less actives who are returning to church and our recent converts. We also had quite a bit of work visiting our Investigators as well. We have a sister who is progressing so much, the only problem is that she has memory problems and can't remember very good. But she has been progessing so much!

Well I love you all and pray for you all every night!

Love your GUAPO son,
Elder Thorpe

Cooking empenadas